A Radiology X-Ray Technician earns an average wage of $17.84 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Radiology X-Ray Technician Total Pay (?
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$29,590 - $53,513
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54K
MEDIAN: $38,268
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Radiology X-Ray Technician Total Pay (?
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$10.34 - $25.86
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,590 - $53,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,505 - $56,274  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $25.86  
   
Overtime
$14.62 - $36.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,505 - $56,274  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Radiology X-Ray Technician
  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.

Experience Affects Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
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Gender
Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 29%
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